Family Violence - Domestic Violence Newspaper Articles - Australia
Domestic Violence - Men and children are victims too!
One third of domestic violence victims ( ALL MEN ) denied services
Voice for Men News, September 15, 2014
Following last week’s launch of Our
Watch – a new national initiative aimed to prevent
violence against women and their children – the One
in Three Campaign has released a new analysis of the latest
Australian data on male victims of family violence.
Senior Researcher Greg Andresen said, “We are very glad to
see violence against women being taken so seriously by the
Australian Government. However we are extremely concerned
that one third of victims of sexual assault and family
violence are excluded by One
Watch and its sister organisation ANROWS simply
on the basis of their gender.”
The analysis of the ABS Personal Safety Survey and the AIC Homicide
in Australia, 2008–10, published today by One
in Three, challenges the claim that the vast majority
of family violence is committed by men against women and
children. Using the same data sources as Fact
Sheets recently released by ANROWS, the new data
analysis paints a very different picture of gender and
family violence in Australia.
“The statistics presented by ANROWS have been designed to
over-inflate female victimisation by using lifetime
experience of violence instead of current rates, while
downplaying male victimisation by taking only the female
perspective,” said Mr Andresen.
“75 males were killed in domestic homicide incidents between
2008-10. That’s one death every 10 days,” said Mr Andresen.
million Australian men have experienced emotional abuse
by a partner, almost half a million have experienced
violence by a partner and almost a third of a million have
experienced violence by a girlfriend/boyfriend or date.
Where are the services for these men and boys?”
The vast majority of domestic violence services in Australia
are closed to males. There are no shelters for men and their
children, no safe rooms or legal support at courthouses, no
community education and prevention programmes, no support
groups, no perpetrator programs for women or health service
screening tools for men.
One in Three is
calling upon the Australian Government to comply with its
international human rights obligations and provide programs
and services for male, as well as female victims of family
Domestic violence by women is rising as the
balance of power in the home shifts their way, says Melanie
NEWS REVIEW, November 19 2000
Brisbane Courier Mail, Mon 13/11/00, by Christine Middap
WOMEN are becoming more violent towards their partners - and have overtaken
men as aggressors in relationships.
An Annotated Bibliography by Martin S. Fiebert, Department of Psychology,
California State University.
Brisbane Courier Mail, 1 July 2000, by Matthew Fynes-Clinton
In the battle of the sexes, both men and women claim they are the
Law Society Journal (NSW, Australia), By Trevor Nyman, December 1999, page 52. Cite as (1999)
37 (11) LSJ 52
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 1999, 31:3, 150-160
Marilyn I Kwong and Kim Batholomew, Simon Fraser University, Donald G. Dutton, University of British Columbia
The Journal of Men's Studies, Volume 3, Number 2, November 1994, p. 137-159, MALCOLM J. GEORGE, Department of Physiology, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, United
The Australian, Wednesday 29 December 1999 by Bernard Lane - High Court correspondence
The Australian - Editorial, Wednesday 29 December, 1999
Australian Crime Prevention Council
Presentations from John Coochey and Graham Stockdale to the
Australian Crime Prevention Council Conference, Melbourne Australia
17-20 October 1999:
A Research Study by Bruce Headey, Dorothy Scott, David de Vaus University of Melbourne University of Melbourne La Trobe University
Conventional wisdom holds (i) that physical domestic violence is mainly
perpetrated by men against women; (ii) that violent men, being physically
stronger, inflict more pain and serious injuries than violent women; and
(iii) that physical violence runs in families. To examine all three beliefs,
we bring to bear nationwide sample survey data.
John Maguire has written three important articles on the DV industry in
Massachusetts News. The content closely parallels the situation in Australia.
MRA Commentary on newspaper article of the Sunday Mail
(Brisbane) 28 March 1999, Posted 5/4/99
Sunday Mail, Brisbane, Australia, By Lynnette Haas, 28 March 1999
Domestic violence is usually seen as inflicted on women by men. But a
fictional book and some research say the abused victim is quite often the
man. Lynnette Haas reports. Posted 5/4/99
MEN'S HEALTH (Australia), March 1999, Vol 2 No 5, pp114-119, By Peter
UK Sunday Times 22/1/99 (Posted 23/1/99)
A report from: Family Resources & Research (US), by Revs. Sam and Bunny Sewell Posted 31/12/98
Dodgy figures and suspect ideological interpretations give the impression
that violence by men against women is rampant says JOHN COOCHEY. The reality
is very different.
Aggression in British Heterosexual Relationships: A
Descriptive Analysis, by Michelle Carrado, M.J. George, Elizabeth
Loxam, L. Jones and Dale Templar
American TV Transcript - ABC 20/20 programme - 21st Sept. '97
by Sam & Bunny Sewell (Posted 18/11/97)
AMIS (Abused Men In Scotland) Media Release - October, 15, 2010
A new Scottish charity, AMIS, is formally launched today (Friday 15
October 2010) to raise awareness of the number of men in Scotland on the
receiving end of domestic abuse and draw attention to the lack of
services designed to help them.
AMIS today publishes statistics from the 8 Scottish police forces that
show an increase of around 9.4% in the number of incidents that they
recorded as domestic abuse or violence with a man as the victim in
2009-10 compared to 2008-9. The statistics also reveal a reduction of
6.1% in the number of incidents recorded with a woman as victim compared
Within the acknowledged limitations of police statistics* one in six of
recorded victims was male yet the reality remains that after 10 years of
the Scottish Parliament there are virtually no support services in
Scotland designed to help men and their children affected by domestic
abuse or violence.
Co-founder of AMIS, Alison Waugh, says, “Unfortunately there is still a
culture of denial among many politicians and providers of services who
do not want to acknowledge the evidence in front of their eyes that
thousands of men every year in Scotland are victims of domestic abuse.
They are abused first by their partner or ex partner and then again by
the public narrative that does not want to know about the damage they
and their children experience.” More..